TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Van Zandt County Fatal
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 1 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 6/23/2022 2:13 AM
County: Van Zandt
Location: FM 17, approximately 2 miles south of Grand Saline, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph
Vehicle 1: 2002 Ford F-150
Driver 1: Deceased
Austin J. Moore, male, 28 YOA of Wills Point, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Dunn on scene.
Tatum M. Reed, female, 22 YOA of Canton, TX.
Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Canton in critical condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling north on FM 17. While traveling north Unit 1, drove partially off the roadway into the east ditch, the driver overcorrected to the left and traveled off the roadway into the west ditch where the vehicle struck a power pole and large boulder. Unit 1 caught on fire after impact.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Kevin Howell, Canton DPS